I Do See Color
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I Do See Color

Biracial and (not) proud

When your skinfolk don’t want to be claimed

Photo: “Artists of the Wall” painting at Loyola Park (Photo [of painting] credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)

“Your hair is like Buckwheat’s.”

“You have the wrong kind of hair to be from Chicago. The wind just makes it blow and stay that way.”

“Why are there HBCUs anyway? There are more white people in the U.S. than black people. People should just go to regular colleges.”

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We are not ashamed of our melanin, and we know you “see” it. Just don’t discriminate and disrespect us because of it.

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Shamontiel L. Vaughn

Shamontiel L. Vaughn

Check out her 3 Medium pubs: I Do See Color, Tickled and We Need to Talk. (Doggone World and Homegrown are now on Substack.) Visit Shamontiel.com

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